Today I’d like you to welcome Lisa Orchard to my little corner of the universe! Lisa is the author of The Super Spies and the Cat Lady Killer and is here as part of her blog tour! This looks like a great book reminisced of Nancy Drew (only with more girls!) and has been getting great reviews so far. If you enjoy YA mystery/thriller writing, don’t forget to check out the buy links!
Hello Everyone! I’m here today as a guest of Tricia’s. This is the fourth day of my blog tour and I’m having fun! I want to thank Tricia for hosting today!
When I first started writing my book, there was no question that I was going to write a Young Adult novel. I love this age group! Everything is new and exciting! It’s that time in life when the world is your oyster and anything is possible.
I also feel that this is the time in your life when you develop your strongest bonds. I still keep in touch with my friends from my teen years and it’s so much fun to get together and discuss our escapades during these times. When I look back on my life I realize that these years were some of my happiest and I wouldn’t trade these friendships for anything in the world.
When I wrote this story I also wanted to write something that taught our young people some valuable life lessons. I wanted the readers to learn these lessons right along with the characters.
So, let me know if I accomplished my goals! Did I capture all the joy and anticipation that comes with this age? Did I illustrate the strong friendship bonds that form with this age group? Did I weave the life lessons in the story so that the readers learned them right along with the characters? I’d love to hear what you think! Leave a comment and you could win a free e-book version of “The Super Spies and the Cat Lady Killer”! 🙂
Thanks so much for stopping by, Lisa! And, before you go, don’t forget the book info!
This book opens in a small town in Michigan where fifteen-year-old Sarah Cole is stuck spending the summer at her Aunt and Uncle’s with her sister, Lacey. She’s not happy with the situation until she befriends a girl named Jackie. The three girls stumble upon the ruthless murder of a reclusive neighborhood woman. One of the officers investigating the crime believes the girls are responsible for her death. Fearing that this officer will frame them for the murder, the girls organize their own detective squad. They become the Super Spies and start their own fact-finding mission. The Super Spies can’t understand why anyone would want to murder the “Cat Lady” until they start digging into her past and discover a horrible crime that happened thirty years ago. They uncover a connection between the two crimes and attempt to bring this information to the police, only to be reprimanded for meddling in the inquest. Not only are the girls upset by the admonition, but they also struggle with the fact that their exuberant investigating could provide a legal loophole allowing the killer to go free. To make matters worse, the police don’t even believe them. Frustrated by this turn of events, the Super Spies realize it’s up to them to snare the Cat Lady killer.
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3 thoughts on “Guest Post: Lisa Orchard”
Thanks Tricia for hosting today! It is greatly appreciated! 🙂
Love the cover and the cat eyes on the book. Friends and family bonds are the most cherished memories I have from my teenage years. I especially treasure that time I spent with my grandparents. It’s too bad you fail to realize the importance of those years until you are older. I am glad you chose to incorporate this theme into your book.
Heidi, Thanks for stopping by and I agree with you that friend and family bonds are the most treasured memories from those early years. I remember my English teacher used to always say “Youth is wasted on the young”. I believe what she mean’t was it isn’t until we’re older that we realize what’s important. 🙂 . Thanks for leaving a comment! 🙂